Tamim Iqbal (left) was batting on a score of 138 at the end of Day 4 © AFP
Tamim Iqbal (left) was batting on a score of 138 at the end of Day 4 © AFP

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So, that’s it. The first Test ends in a draw. Good game play by both the teams and it seems both the teams had their days out with the bat rather than with the bowl. Therefore, the credit goes to the flat tracks at Khulna and also the batsmen, who played some real good knock, utilising the pitch to their utmost advantage as it is the first time ever, Bangladesh have drawn a Test against Pakistan.

Let’s hope, we have a result in the next game at Dhaka from May 6 and it again promises to be an interesting and thrilling contest. Till then, it’s Ayush Gupta signing off and it has been an absolute pleasure in bringing you the updates. Until then, it’s good bye from my side, but before you leave, you can have a look at the match report here.

Man of the Match: Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

Match drawn


 

Bangladesh 527/6 | Overs 131

Shakib Al Hasan 67 (97), Shuvagata Hom 1 (1)

OUT! Soumya Sarkar c Mohammad Hafeez b Asad Shafiq 33 (45)

GONE!!!!!! Just as I was saying, they have lost another, and it’s Soumya Sarkar who departs for 33 after being caught by Hafeez off Shafiq. Shuvagata Hom comes in and the declaration for a draw could be near.


 

Bangladesh 524/5 | Overs 130

Shakib Al Hasan 65 (95), Soumya Sarkar 33 (43)

Bangladesh continue to steer on as look to bat out the whole day and earn a respectable draw. The lead is above 200, but it seems both the teams just don’t care. The 500 is up as well.


 

Bangladesh 493/5 | Overs 123

Shakib Al Hasan 50 (76), Soumya Sarkar 18 (20)

Bangladesh continue to bat as Shakib scores his 18th half-century in Test cricket. The lead is just about 200, and it’s almost certain that both the teams would have to settle for a draw.


 

Bangladesh 464/5 | Overs 117

Shakib Al Hasan 39 (59), Soumya Sarkar 1 (1)

OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 0 (5)

GONE AGAIN!!!!!! Well, it seems they are starting to crumble. Rahim falls for a duck as he too is trapped leg-before by Hafeez. Soumya Sarkar is the new man in.


 

Bangladesh 463/4 | Overs 116

Shakib Al Hasan 38 (58), Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (1)

OUT! Mahmudullah b Junaid Khan 40 (71)

GONE!!!! Mahmudullah falls for 40 to Junaid Khan and he is trapped leg-before. The DRS too is unable to save him. Mushfiqur Rahim comes in.


 

Bangladesh 451/3 | Overs 112

Mahmudullah 34 (58), Shakib Al Hasan 32 (47)

Tea Break!!!!! So Bangladesh are comfortably sitting at top with a 155-run lead over the visiting Pakistan team and are all set and posed for a respectable draw. Let’s see what transpires in the post-tea session. Read tea report here


 

Bangladesh 429/3 | Overs 107

Mahmudullah 28 (43), Shakib Al Hasan 16 (33)

Despite Tamim’s dismissal, Bangladesh continue to steer on as the batsmen are determine to bat out the day and earn a respectable draw.


 

Bangladesh 402/3 | Overs 100

Mahmudullah 16 (29), Shakib Al Hasan 1 (5)

OUT! Tamim Iqbal st Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 206 (278)

GONE!!!! Tamim departs for 206 as Mohammad Hafeez has finally broken the backbone of Bangladesh’s mammoth innings so far. Bangladesh have scored 200, but Tamim’s wicket is surely gonna hurt them as they look to steer on and head towards a respectable draw.


 

Bangladesh 385/2 | Overs 94

Tamim Iqbal 201 (266), Mahmudullah 6 (10)

Tamim Iqbal has scored his maiden double hundred in Test cricket and also becomes the highest individual scorer fpor Bangladesh in the format. Huge applause from the crowd. Read more: Tamim Iqbal slams double ton against Pakistan


 

Bangladesh 349/2 | Overs 89

Tamim Iqbal 169 (243), Mahmudullah 4 (3)

OUT! Mominul Haque b Junaid Khan 21 (51)

Plays resumes after a passing shower’s mild interruption. However, it results in a break in momentum as Mominul falls prey to Junaid Khan who bowls him out. Mahmudullah comes in.


 

Rain stops play again!


 

Bangladesh 322/1 | Overs 82

Tamim Iqbal 162 (232), Mominul Haque 5 (23)

Play resumes after lunch owing to the rain interruption, but clouds still hovering as more showers are expected. Both the batsmen continue to bat comfortably while Pakistan bowlers are not having decisions going their way. READ: Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes register highest opening stand for a side


 

Rain stops play. Expected to be a passing shower as it continues to rain heavily at present.


 

Bangladesh 313/1 | Overs 76

Tamim Iqbal 157 (218), Mominul Haque 1 (1)

OUT! Imrul Kayes c sub b Zulfiqar Babar 150 (240)

Finally, the much needed breakthrough is here fro Pakistan and its Imrul Kayes who becomes the first man to depart in the Bangladesh’s 2nd innings as he goes for 150 off Zulfiqar Babar after being caught by a substitute at long off. Mominul Haque comes in.


 

Bangladesh 305/0 | Overs 72

Tamim Iqbal 152 (207), Imrul Kayes 148 (228)

Good game play by Bangladesh as the good run from the openers continue and bringing up the all-important lead. Meanwhile, Tamim has also scored his 2nd 150 in Test cricket.


 

Bangladesh 284/0 | Overs 67

Tamim Iqbal 142 (191), Imrul Kayes 138 (213)

A slow start to the day from the Bangladesh openers as they continue from where they stooped on Day 4 after breaking numerous records, including the record partnership for any wicket. Pakistan have to deliver something in the early hours in order to get a break through and stand any chance of winning the game.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the fifth and final day of the opening Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Saturday. This is Ayush Gupta, and I will be bringing you all the live updates from the day’s play.

The fourth day of the match was almost entirely in Bangladesh’s favour. Pakistan resumed from their overnight score of 534 for five, lost their last five wickets for just 34 runs. Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed, both of whom were batting on identical scores of 51, were dismissed for 83 and 82 respectively. Taijul Islam finished with figures of six for 163. Live Streaming: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 5 at Khulna (For Bangladesh users)

Bangladeshi openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes later went on to pile misery on the Pakistan bowlers, as the pair scored their respective centuries to remain unbeaten till the end of the day. The duo put on a massive 273-run stand from 61 overs, which turned out to be the highest Test partnership for any wicket for Bangladesh. Live Streaming: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 5 at Khulna (For Pakistan users)

Teams:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk & c), Soumya Sarkar, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Zulfiqar Babar.

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